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THEMATIC UNIT PLAN / LESSON PLAN 1

Lesson Plan

Silvia Alvarado

Holy Names University

I will change this lesson plan (below) by using the overhead, the overhead transparency

and the grid paper will be display. Students will analyze the grid paper. Also, by using the

Computers and a PowerPoint and explain every step in this lesson plan. Have the students sit in

pairs and one student will be writing and the other one will be used the Excel decimal place

value chart to place the interlocking multilink cubes in the right value place.

Lesson Plan

Introduction to decimals: place values, also will help students to understand the function of the

decimal point and the relationship between tenths, and hundredths.

Objective:

The students will be able to identify decimals to the hundredths using the 10-block set of

interlocking Multilink cubes. Also, they will explore decimal place value, read and write

decimals using tenths, and hundredths, and compare decimals using greater-than and less-than

notation.

Vocabulary:

The vocabulary will be decimal, decimal point, tenths and hundredths place.
THEMATIC UNIT PLAN / LESSON PLAN 2

Steps / Activities:

First 10 minutes.

1. I will let the students know which blocks belong to a specific value, and how to write out

the decimals using the base ten blocks.


I will do two or three examples question and have the students to explain how they have

come to the decimal number from the blocks used. Also, one student will be order the

blocks in right place value, and the other student will be writing out the decimal on a

separate sheet of paper. After doing 7 or 8 examples, I will go over the answers with the

students.
Second 30 minutes.
2. Students will analyze the grid paper. Once the students analyzed the grid paper I will ask

a question: How many small squares make up the whole grid? (Answer 100), How many

small squares represent one tenth of a whole, and explain the way can read and write the

decimal? (Answer 1 small square/ one-tenth, 0.1, or 1/10). I will explain the students that

the first place to the right of the decimal point is in the tenths place.
How many small squares represent one hundredths, and read and write it in decimal?

(Answer 100, one hundredth, 0.01, or 1/100). I will explain the students that the second

place to the right of the decimal point is the hundredths place. I will be asking the

students another set of questions like, 0.1 is greater of less than 0.01 and how much?

(Answer greater by 10 times).


I will explain the students that one tenth, and ten hundredths have the same value, or 0.1

and 0.10 have the same value. I will let them know that the first place of the right of the

decimal is in the tenths place, so which is the second place to the right is call?

(hundredths place).
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I will explain the students that it is important to calculate and record numbers less than 1,

also I will ask them to name some if they know, for example, it can be money, time, or

measurements. For example, the cost of a hamburger $2.99 or the time 2:45, etc.
I will explain the students how to compare decimal, start on the left and compare the

digits in each place, for example, .021 and 0.22 in the tenths place the digits are the same.

But in the hundredths 2 is greater than 1, so 0.22 > 0.21. Another, example, 3.20 and 2.99

the ones are different, so 3 is greater than 2, so 3.20 > 2.99. Something very important to

know is when there is no zero digits on any side of the decimal point, it should say and

for example, 3.20 three and twenty hundredths.


I will give the students some problems in comparing decimals numbers using < or >.
I will give the students the guided practice worksheet to keep working with it partner.

After they finish working with their partner I will give an independent practice worksheet

so each student works on the problems by itself.


At the end of the class the students should be able to read and write decimals, able to

distinguish the symbolic form of the decimals and able to compare, write and explain

each decimal place among the tenths and hundredths, and solve basics problems.
I also will give homework so that way the students will be able to practice and practice at

home so they dont forget what they learn today.

Assignment: Worksheet

1. How many small squares make up the whole grid?


2. How many small squares represent one tenth of a whole, and explain the way can read

and write the decimal?


3. How many small squares represent one hundredths, and read and write it in decimal?
4. 0.1 is greater of less than 0.01 and how much?

ANSWER SHEET:
1. 100
2. 1 small square/ one-tenth, 0.1, or 1/10
3. 100, one hundredth, 0.01, or 1/100
4. Greater by 10 times
THEMATIC UNIT PLAN / LESSON PLAN 4